Average Bench: 52.1% (696th of 1323)

Based on 37,967 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000206A7, 0FABFBFF000206A7 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2430M CPU @ 2.40GHz
Poor: 36%Average: 52.1% Great: 60%
Gaming
Gaming 52%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 58%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 36%
Jet ski

Average average bench

The Intel Core i5-2430M averaged 47.8% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Memory Latency 77.5Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 64.4Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-2430M is 23.5%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i5-2430M performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 161Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 159Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 37,967 samples)
Min Avg Max
55.5 Memory 77.5 89.4
20.5 1-Core 64.4 78.1
37.3 2-Core 108 139
53.7% 83.5 Pts
Min Avg Max
53.8 4-Core 157 189
53.3 8-Core 159 189
21.6% 158 Pts
Min Avg Max
55.8 64-Core 161 190
10.8% 161 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPU1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 84.9
1-Core 76.5
2-Core 120
60% 93.8 Pts
4-Core 196
8-Core 187
26% 192 Pts
64-Core 185
12% 185 Pts
CPU, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz
Memory 83.2
1-Core 75.3
2-Core 129
61% 95.9 Pts
4-Core 198
8-Core 195
27% 197 Pts
64-Core 197
13% 197 Pts
CPU1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz
Memory 84.5
1-Core 74.8
2-Core 143
62% 101 Pts
4-Core 186
8-Core 190
26% 188 Pts
64-Core 186
12% 186 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 82.4
1-Core 76.1
2-Core 119
59% 92.6 Pts
4-Core 192
8-Core 191
26% 191 Pts
64-Core 190
13% 190 Pts
CPU1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 68.8
1-Core 75.4
2-Core 114
54% 86.2 Pts
4-Core 160
8-Core 197
24% 178 Pts
64-Core 172
12% 172 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 1.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 76.2
1-Core 26.9
2-Core 50.8
38% 51.3 Pts
4-Core 68.4
8-Core 76.7
10% 72.6 Pts
64-Core 84.8
6% 84.8 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 63.5
1-Core 58.7
2-Core 103
47% 75.1 Pts
4-Core 137
8-Core 141
19% 139 Pts
64-Core 125
8% 125 Pts
CPU, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 1.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 50.7
1-Core 15.3
2-Core 30.4
24% 32.1 Pts
4-Core 39
8-Core 62.6
6% 50.8 Pts
64-Core 61.4
4% 61.4 Pts
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Typical Core i5-2430M Builds (Compare 8,762 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 2%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 51%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

System: HP Pavilion g6 Notebook PC

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 60% - Above average Total price: $70

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i5-2430M Processor (3M Cache, up to 3.00 GHz)
Code NameSandy Bridge
Launch DateQ4'11
Processor Numberi5-2430M
# of Cores2
# of Threads4
Cache3 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsAVX
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography32 nm
Recommended PriceN/A
Clock Speed2.4 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency3 GHz
Bus Speed5 GT/s DMI
Max TDP35 W

Graphics

Processor GraphicsIntel® HD Graphics 3000
Graphics Base Frequency650 MHz
Graphics OutputeDP/DP/HDMI/SDVO/CRT
Wireless DisplayYes
# of Displays Supported2
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency1.2 GHz
Quick Sync VideoYes
InTru 3D TechYes
Clear Video HD TechYes
Intel InsiderYes
Flexible Display InterfaceYes
Macrovision License RequiredNo

Memory

Max Memory Size16 GB
Memory TypesDDR3 1066/1333
Memory Channels2
Memory Bandwidth21.3 GB/s
ECC Memory SupportedNo

Expansion Options

PCI Express Revision2.0
PCI Express Configurations1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
Max # of PCI Express Lanes16

Data Protection

AES New InstructionsYes

Advanced Technologies

Virtualization Tech (VT-x)Yes
Intel 64Yes
Idle StatesYes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® TechYes
Thermal Monitoring TechnologiesYes
Turbo Boost Tech2.0
Hyper-Threading TechYes
Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d)No
VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)Yes
Demand Based SwitchingNo
vPro TechNo
Identity Protection TechYes
Fast Memory AccessYes
Flex Memory AccessYes
My WiFi TechYes
4G WiMAX Wireless TechYes

Package

Package Size37.5mmx37.5mm (rPGA988B); 31mm x 24mm (BGA1023)
Graphics and IMC Lithography32 nm
Max CPU Configuration1
Sockets SupportedPPGA988

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
Trusted Execution TechNo
Anti-Theft TechYes

 Comments

Added n/a ago.

Excellent

3 months ago.

I have had it for many years yes son and i have been gaming minecraft with 2021 fps yes thanks men


Average

3 years ago.

IT was good for it's time but it lacks a lot.


Excellent

2 months ago.

Not good for gaming, but it's excellent for a mobile CPU being this old


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